The Bombay-inspired cafe brand has plans to open in Manchester Hall

Dishoom has finally revealed plans to open in Manchester, over eighteen months after Confidential first got wind of the move

The award-winning Indian cafe group, which has five venues in London and one in Edinburgh, has applied for a premises licence in Manchester Hall on Bridge Street; the former Freemasons Hall which recently reopened as a boutique events space following a multi-million pound transformation. 

This will be the fourth dining venue planned for the Grade II listed building, along with the recently opened Masons Restaurant Bar, the opulent Pan-Asian Fable and Leeds-based Basque-inspired Pintura, which will replace Garage Bar.

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Dishoom's 'home style' curry Dishoom Facebook

Dishoom opened its first site in Covent Garden in 2010, inspired by Bombay’s disappearing Irani colonial café scene, and soon had people queuing out the door from morning until night.

It has become well known for its breakfasts, including freshly baked naan breads stuffed with Ginger Pig’s smoked streaky dry-cured bacon (£5.50) as well as small grazing plates, grills, humble home-style curries, biryanis and salads.

It also offers an interesting range of Indian inspired cocktails, including the Bollybellini, Chaijito and chillitini, as well as non-alcoholic ‘sharbats’, punch, beers and wines.

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Dishoom plan to take a unit within the renovated Manchester Hall

Dishoom has gathered a number of rave reviews from highly esteemed food writers, along with a clutch of awards, including 'Best Small Group 2016' by the Waitrose Good Food Guide and number one in the Yelp top 100 UK restaurants last year.

Manchester’s Dishoom has applied to open seven days per week between 8am-3am, with provision for music and late night refreshment.

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Dishoom's Bacon Naan Dishoom